Schrader Double Diamond release

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Schrader Double Diamond release

#1 Post by Jeff_M. » September 24th, 2019, 12:11 pm

Got the release email for this today. $450 for a 6 pack seems pretty reasonable for TRB crafted Cab. Anyone try the 2016 release?

https://www.schradercellars.com/double-diamond

Beginning with the 2016 vintage, Double Diamond is sourced exclusively from a complement of prime vineyard estates on the warm Napa Valley Appellation of Oakville. Each incredible vineyard contributes its unique character to this enticing and eminently satisfying Napa Cabernet. Oakville, a center of fine winemaking since the 1860s, remains a favorite among connoisseurs of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.
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#2 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » September 24th, 2019, 1:25 pm

Dang. I remember when these were about $45 or $50.
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#3 Post by Frank Z » September 24th, 2019, 1:31 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
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Dang. I remember when these were about $45 or $50.
I remember seeing them for $55 in the retail market earlier this year.
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#4 Post by David Baum » September 24th, 2019, 2:08 pm

Used to be Lake County IIRC and I found them undrinkable. Hopefully much improved with Oakville grapes

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#5 Post by John Glas » September 24th, 2019, 2:27 pm

Never liked the ones I sampled many years ago. Have they evolved into good wines. 2005/ 2006 vintage.

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#6 Post by Scott Brunson » September 24th, 2019, 2:54 pm

Constellation doesn’t get a fricking dime from me.
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#7 Post by Ken Strauss » September 24th, 2019, 3:03 pm

Scott Brunson wrote:
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#8 Post by David Baum » September 24th, 2019, 4:49 pm

Could be wrong but believe Fred held onto this label

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#9 Post by Demian Saenz » September 24th, 2019, 5:34 pm

Why buy the ‘17 @ $75 plus shipping when you can still get the ‘16 for ~ $65.

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#10 Post by Anthony Iezzi » September 24th, 2019, 5:45 pm

The 16 was very uninspiring imo. Iirc and don't quote me, but I think I heard fruit is from a different source in 17.

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#11 Post by Robert M yers » September 24th, 2019, 6:35 pm

Lots of TRB estate wines (if that’s the goal) for around $75, I’d stay away from this one based on admittedly dated tasting experience.

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#12 Post by Jeff_M. » September 25th, 2019, 5:53 am

Thanks for the feedback. Hard pass on this one.
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#13 Post by Peter Rudolph » September 25th, 2019, 8:40 am

The Costco in Laguna Niguel has the 2016 Napa Valley for $54.99.

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#14 Post by James Cross » September 25th, 2019, 9:21 am

This is today's featured wine on Wine Spectrum for $99; the 2017.

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#15 Post by John Glas » September 25th, 2019, 2:29 pm

You can get Conn Valley Reserve for this price and much superior wine.

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#16 Post by David Baum » September 25th, 2019, 3:54 pm

So you've had it?

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#17 Post by AlexS » September 25th, 2019, 5:44 pm

Decided to look through old emails...

2007 Double Diamond pricing: $420

*per 12 bottle case
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#18 Post by Ian S » September 25th, 2019, 7:25 pm

AlexS wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Decided to look through old emails...

2007 Double Diamond pricing: $420

*per 12 bottle case
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#19 Post by Jeff_M. » November 8th, 2019, 12:28 pm

Saw these for $39.97 at my local Costco today. That's insane they are dumping them so cheaply. Glad I didn't buy.
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#20 Post by John Glas » November 8th, 2019, 3:53 pm

2016 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Double Diamond - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (10/10/2019)
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): I am in the 80s crowd for this wine. Eucalyptus overload. Can't quite tell what fruit is hiding in the wine. It is a big in your face wine that lacks balance. Never been a fan of this 2nd label wine. (85 points)

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